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Orcs and Goblins Balancing for Warhammer v8.5
Version 1.0 - Aiming to fairly balance rules and improve competitive army diversity to make for more enjoyable
games. Compiled by cb_rex (cb_rex@hotmail.com)
This document replaces stated portions of the rules and points values for entries in the 8 th edition
Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins book.
It might be a good idea to add post it notes to the relevant sections of the army book for each of these
alterations to help with army list building and during game play.
Check with your opponent before playing to make sure they are happy with you using this balancing pack.
The most significant changes are:





Improved Waaagh!
Balanced magic
Common Orcs, Black Orcs and Boar Boyz are effectively 1 point cheaper
Warmachines are significantly more expensive

Army special rules
Size Matters
Goblins do no suffer panic caused by Snottlings.

Waaagh!
In the player turn the Waaagh is called all applicable units may add D3 to their combat resolution. The
Warboss' unit may add D6 to its combat resolution.

Big 'uns
Orc and Goblin armies may contain a single unit of Big 'uns. For games larger than 2000pts an additional
unit of Big'uns may be taken for every full 2000pts of agreed points limit. For example for a 4000pts
game you could take 2 units of Big 'uns, 6000pts 3 units, and so on.

Black Orcs
Armed to da Teef: As well as weapons Black Orcs carry an assortment of shields and additional improvised
armour plating.

Goblins
Goblins iz da best!: If your army contains no Orcs whatsoever then one unit may include a magic banner of
any points value.

Squig Hoppers
Extra Boingy impact hits occur in combat if their random movement roll consists of triples (3 of the same
number). This also applies to Great Cave Squig character mounts.
Mostly Squig: The Night Goblin Squig riders have very little to contribute when it comes to fighting; they're
mostly preoccupied with holding on for dear life. The Squigs in Squig Hopper units make supporting
attacks in additional ranks rather than their riders.

Araknarok Spider
Flinger: Strength 2(4 at the central point)
Catchweb Spider Shrine: Gives the model a 6+ ward save.

Magic
Lore of the Big Waaagh
Gaze of Mork (Orc signature spell)
Cast on a 5+ or an 8+ for the boosted version.
Brain bursta
No armour saves allowed.
Fists of Gork
Cast on a 9+ and grants the Shaman a 5+ ward save while the spell remains in play.
'Ere we go
Range 3D6.
Foot of Gork
Boosted version has a casting value of 22+.

Shiny stuf
Sharp pointy burny basha
Magic weapon, flaming attacks

10pts

Battleaxe of the last Waaagh!

70pts

Armour of Gork

70pts

Mork's War Banner

80pts

Spider Banner
May only be taken by Goblin standard/Battle standard bearers
Badmoon Banner
May only be taken by Night Goblin standard/battle standard bearers
Skull wand of Kaloth

Army list
Lords
Black Orc Warboss
Comes equipped with a shield at no additional points cost.

55pts

Savage Orc Warboss

135pts

Savage Orc Great Shaman

180pts

Heros
Orc Shaman
May be mounted on an Orc Boar Chariot, replacing one of the crew.

See chariot entry

Black Orc Bigboss
Comes equipped with a shield at no additional points cost.
Savage Orc Bigboss

65pts

Savage Orc Shaman

80pts

Goblin Shaman
May be mounted on a Giant Spider
May be mounted on a Gigantic Spider
May be mounted on a Goblin Wolf Chariot, replacing one of the crew.

15pts
40pts
See chariot entry

Night Goblin Shaman
May be mounted on a Great Cave Squig

50pts

Core
Orc Boyz
May be armed with:
Choppa+shield, dual choppas, or a spear+shield, at no additional points cost.
One model may be upgraded to a Boss

10pts

Savage Orcs
One model may be upgraded to a Boss

10pts

Goblins

2.5pts
May be armed with a spear for no additional points cost.

Forest Goblin Spider Riders

12pts

Snottlings
Do not count towards core unit allowance

20pts per base

Special
Black Orcs
Come equipped with shields at no additional points cost.
One model may be upgraded to a Black Orc Boss

10pts

Orc Boar Boyz
One model may be upgraded to a Boss

15pts
10pts

Savage Orc Boar Boyz
One model may be upgraded to a Boss

17pts
10pts

Orc Boar Chariot
May be taken in units of 1-3
The unit may upgrade to Big 'uns (see “Big 'uns” for limitations)

10pts per model

Goblin Wolf Chariot

May be taken in units of 1+
Goblin Spear Chukka
May add an Orc Bully for 5pts

40pts

Stone Trolls (moved from Rare)

45pts

River Trolls (moved from Rare)

45pts

Rare
Goblin Rock Lobber
May add an Orc Bully for 5pts

95pts

Doom Diver Catapult

90pts

Snotling Pump Wagon

50pts

Mangler Squig

75pts

Giant

185pts

Wyvren

160pts

Araknarok Spider

285pts


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